Certificate III in Food Processing

The food processing industry is expected to become a major growth area in Australia in coming years. Secure your place in this multi-billion-dollar sector with our workplace-based training programs. You'll set yourself up for production related roles that require the application of industry specific skills and knowledge across a range of processes, including some technical and problem-solving ability. You will become a multi-skilled worker ready to take on team leadership roles within the production environment.
Length
Brewing Specialisation: 12 months
Qualification Code
FBP30121

Brewing Specialisation

The Certificate III in Food Processing (Brewing) is an exciting new course that will enhance your skills at creating the perfect beer. This course covers the science and practical aspects of brewing.

You will learn the importance of raw materials and their production; the science of wort production; different yeasts and the fermentation process; and how all of these influence beer flavour.

You will experience various styles of beer, discuss beer evaluation and taste a range of beer faults.

This course is suitable for any employees already working in the brewing industry, those that want to advance their brewing knowledge looking to own their own microbrewery or simply improve their home brew.

We have partnered up with the Australian Craft Beer Centre of Excellence (Aunty Jacks) in Ballarat. You will be learning from Peter Aldred, known as “Dr Beer”, who is the head brewer of Aunty Jacks and comes with an extensive CV including a PhD in Biochemistry, Diploma in Brewing & Distilling, Judge for the Australian International Beer Awards and was a past employee of CUB.  The practical training will take place in the state of the art facilities of Aunty Jacks! To take a look at their facilities and more on Dr Beer please use the following link:

https://www.auntyjacks.com.au/brewery/

 

 

  • Food processing operator
  • Food and drink factory worker
  • Team leader in food processing
  • Leading hand in food processing
  • Brewer
  • Brewhouse Operator
  • Head Brewer assistance
  • Brewery Technician

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

CONTRIBUTE TO WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES
FBPWHS3001
APPLY GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICE REQUIREMENTS IN FOOD PROCESSING
FBPOPR3021
OPERATE AND MONITOR INTERRELATED PROCESSES IN A PRODUCTION OR PACKAGING SYSTEM
FBPOPR3019
PARTICIPATE IN TRACEABILITY ACTIVITIES
FBPFSY3004
MONITOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY PROGRAMS
FBPFSY3003
USE STRUCTURED PROBLEM-SOLVING TOOLS
MSMSUP390
PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES
MSMENV272
PERFORM BASIC TESTS
MSL973013
APPLY RAW MATERIALS, INGREDIENT AND PROCESS KNOWLEDGE TO PRODUCTION PROBLEMS
FBPTEC3001
PARTICIPATE IN IMPROVEMENT PROCESSES
FBPPPL3003
PARTICIPATE IN WORK TEAMS AND GROUPS
FBPPPL2001
PARTICIPATE IN SENSORY ANALYSES
FBPOPR3009
CLEAN AND SANITISE EQUIPMENT
FBPOPR2095
PROVIDE AND APPLY WORKPLACE INFORMATION
FBPOPR2071
OPERATE AND MONITOR A BEER MATURATION PROCESS
FBPBEV3007
OPERATE AND MONITOR A BEER FILTRATION PROCESS
FBPBEV3004
OPERATE AND MONITOR A BREWERY FERMENTATION PROCESS
FBPBEV3003
OPERATE AND MONITOR A WORT PRODUCTION PROCESS
FBPBEV3001
IDENTIFY KEY STAGES AND BEER PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT IN A BREWERY
FBPBEV2004
Brewing:
The delivery of this course will take a blended approach with access to online knowledge content and webinars held online each Monday 7 - 8.30pm during school terms over 12 months. A timetable will be sent to you. These webinars will need compulsory attendance. The practical work will involve participating in the Cicerone Program and attending 2 workshops: Beer Course - The Science of Beer and Brewing (4 days) and Microbrewing - A Quality Perspective (2 days) at the Australian Craft Beer Centre of Excellence (Aunty Jacks) (Aunty Jacks), Mair Street, Ballarat. For details on how to access these 2 programs and the dates they are delivered please use the following link to attend them: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/beer-events-47979

Delivery: Combination of classroom and online.

Entry requirements (year 12)

N/A

Extra Requirements

Admission into Certificate III Food Processing:

You must be employed as a trainee in the food processing industry.

Admission into Certificate III Food Processing (Brewing):

This qualification is delivered in partnership with industry and students enrolled in this program must be a participant in Australian Craft Beer Centre of Excellence (Aunty Jacks) Cicerone programs so that assessment under workplace conditions can be undertaken.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: DLAS

National course code: FBP30121

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees you will pay depends on your eligibility for a Victorian Government subsidised place under the Skills First Program.

Find out more about eligibility here.

2023 total estimated tuition fees for Certificate III in Food Processing
Concession
Government Subsidised Place
Standard
Government Subsidised Place
Full Fee Place
(Not eligible for government subsidy)
$671$3,354$9,804

*Fees displayed are estimates for the total program and may change depending on individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are subject to change annually.

Visit our TAFE enrolment fees page for more information.

Material Fees

Material fees cover the cost of items which are purchased by the university and provided to the student, such as tools, materials, uniforms, textbooks, excursions and other incidentals associated with the program.

The estimated material fees for this program are $0

Eligibility Exemptions

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University through the Skills First eligibility exemptions initiative.

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government-subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level, you may be eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised place with an eligibility exemption.

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2023.

Important Information

Direct Debit Payment Plans are available for eligible students to help manage the payment of tuition and material fees throughout the enrolment year (excluding Diploma/Advanced Diploma tuition fees).

Students accessing government-subsidised training under the Skills First Program need to be aware that enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

Free TAFE: Under the Victorian Government Free TAFE initiative, some programs have free tuition for eligible students, however material fees (if applicable) will be payable by the student.  Free TAFE is subject to availability and eligibility requirements.

Visit the TAFE fees website. for further information on fees, payments and refunds.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

Further education pathways into Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

Centre for Science, Technology

Course coordinator

Sharon Cini